In 1990 WWE was visited by the gargantuan Tugboat Thomas. After a
a few dominating victories, he dropped the Thomas and went just by Tugboat. His cheery demeanor and warm ways toward friends
made Tugboat seem like a big teddy bear to WWE audiences, but he was a beast to those who broke the rules and took shortcuts
to win. Tugboat was a good friend of Hulk Hogan and helped out in the clashes
with Earthquake and "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart.
In 1991, the unthinkable took place when Tugboat turned on the Bushwhackers in a six-man tag match against the Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) and Earthquake. His new attitude called
for a new name, so Tugboat rechristened himself Typhoon and joined Earthquake to form the Natural Disasters, a team that left
destruction in its wake for the two years they were partners. By the mid-1990s, Typhoon decided to leave behind professional
wrestling, but reappeared as Tugboat at the Gimmick Battle Royal held during WrestleMania X-7.